Raised in St Lucia, Kurmysha Harris is an aspiring young author with a great passion for writing that started at an early age.
She was born on the island state of Dominica and soon after moved to the neighboring island of Saint Lucia to continue her education. It was there that her knack for writing took root, and she has been writing ever since.
The author also enjoys reading a great lot, learning languages simply for the fun of it, and traveling whenever and to wherever she can, to learn more about world cultures and to garner new perspectives and ideas.
On December 9th, 2016, guests at a crowded auditorium at the St Joseph’s Convent got a firsthand insight into the new book published by the charismatic Kurmysha Harris, fifth form student at the school. The talented teenager now 16 years old presented her first novel The Lost Sister, an intriguing thriller set in 19th century London.
According to Ms Harris,
“This journey started over three years ago through inspiration and support from my Uncle Terryl Monsanto and my incredible parents Dana and Kurt Harris who encouraged me to always strive for the best.’
She went on further to give words of encouragement to other young persons who had a dream and a voice which no one seemed to hear; ‘Never give up and always remain humble, are the best lessons I have learnt growing up and I will continue to strive for excellence with these words as my guide’.
Her Principal, Sister Rufina expressed how elated she was to have the country’s youngest published author as a student at the school and how amazing it has been to be part of this incredible journey.
‘We always encourage all our girls to take pride in what they have achieved and promote self-expression and creativity. On behalf of the teachers and students at the St Joseph’s Convent, we want to share how proud we are of Kurmysha and wish her success in her future endeavors’.
Congratulations to our very own Kurmysha Harris! I am so happy to see another young St.Lucian taking up writing and excelling at it.
Telling Stories Beyond St Lucia
Being an avid reader and writer myself, I cannot wait to read this book. This is the kind of activity we should be encouraging in our youth. I have, however, seen and heard persons questioning why the book is based in London and not St.Lucia. Nevertheless, we should allow the youth to follow their dreams and voice their opinions through their writing. Let’s us not break them but support and inspire them.
Published by Xlibris, The Lost Sister is now available online on thelostsisterbook.com, Xlibris.com, Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, and other online sources.
For more information about the author or purchasing The Lost Sister please visit http://www.thelostsisterbook.com/